Introducing a baby to a dog can be a delicate process, and it's important to take it slow and ensure both the baby and the dog are comfortable and safe. Today we talk with Dominika here are some tips to help introduce your baby to your dog:

Tip 1: Start to prepare the dog for new items coming into the home and experiences before the baby comes home.

Tip 2: Prepare the dog for alone time and separation from you at specific times, work from different rooms, and install a baby gate to separate them, so they don't blame the baby, start small, teaching them it's okay; I always come back, creating a new routine for off-limit spaces like a nursery.

Tip 3: Planning the introduction after the baby is born; having the baby on the floor is unsafe, and keeping the baby in your arms or a crib and the dog on a leash or behind a gate is best.

Tip 4: Prepare for future car rides: think about how you safely have a dog and a baby in the car.

Tip 5: Dog training is priceless, now is the time to brush up on training.

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